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Brahmin Chitpavan in India



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475,000 Marathi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Brahmin Chitpavan in India

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Introduction / History
The Chitpavan Brahmin of India live in Konkan on the coast of western India. They also live in Maharashtra and other places. They are mainly Hindus.

Many years ago the Chitpavan were looked on as being inferior to other Brahmins. Then they increased in power and took power from the Deshastha Brahmins and there has been much rivalry between the two. When the Chitpavan went into the military it gave them a higher status.

The Chitpavan Brahmins celebrate Hindu festivals and they are priests. Some work in agriculture while some are self-employed and others do office work.

They speak mainly Marathi but some speak Konkani and Kannada too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that pride will not get in the way of the Brahmins giving themselves to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring the Chitpavan Brahmin to salvation too.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitpavan

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:475,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (377,000)Karnataka (50,000)
Gujarat (20,000)Goa (9,100)
Madhya Pradesh (6,600)Delhi (6,100)
Telangana (4,900)Andhra Pradesh (900)
Chhattisgarh (900)West Bengal (300)
Total States on file:15
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Brahmin Chitpavan
People Name General: Brahmin Chitpavan
Alternate People Names:
ChitpavanChitpavan Brahman
Chitpavan BrahminChitpawan Brahman
Chitpawan BrahminCitpawan Brahman
Citpawan BrahminKonkanastha
ParashuramshristiSmartha Brahman
Smartha BrahminSmata Brahman
Smata Brahminब्रामिन, चितपवन
ROP3 Code: 115708
Joshua Project People ID: 19935
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 475,000
Population all Countries: 475,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Brahmin
People Name General: Brahmin Chitpavan
Ethnic Code: CNN25j
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Marathi (299,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Konkani (74,000)Hindi (38,000)
Gujarati (22,000)Kannada (20,000)
Konkani, Goan (17,000)Khandesi (2,500)
Chhattisgarhi (100)
Total Languages: 8
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1807-1957
New Testament:
1811-1982Audio
Complete Bible: 1821-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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